Monday, December 04, 2006

Dying to Make a Living

This is scary news from the Ottawa Police:

04/12/2006

23 Charges laid during Two-Day Prostitution Sweep:
Disturbing Trend Noted

The Ottawa Police Central East District officers conducted
a two-day Prostitution sweep. Police focused on the
community of Vanier and on Gladstone Ave (District 23).
The Central East Officers conduct these sweeps
periodically, responding to community complaints and when
they observe any increase in prostitution related
activities.
The investigation revealed that all the prostitutes
arrested, negotiated separate rates for unprotected sex,
which is a very disturbing trend.

Police charged nine women with prostitution related charges
(two of which were under 18 yrs of age). Two women were
also charged for breaching previous bail conditions. Two
women were charged with possession of crack cocaine under
the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
In total, 23 charges were laid.
Three men were issued pre-charge diversion (john school).
John School is a project, which utilizes a restorative
justice approach to the effects of prostitution within our
communities and focuses on educating “johns” on the effects
of prostitution.
The Ottawa Police Service has conducted several
prostitution sweeps in 2006 and will continue to make this
a priority when developing enforcement strategies.
Police continue to urge the public to report to Police when
they observe prostitution operating in their area.

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